The craft of lantern making in Gifu dates back to the 16th century. Gifu lanterns are recognized by many through Isamu Nogushi's Akari light sculptures. Within Japan, there are many designers and brands that have been practicing the craft of lantern making.
For over 100 years, Asano Shoten has been crafting Gifu lanterns and interior products primarily with Gifu Mino Washi paper. The Suwa factory, surrounded by the Mino area's stunning scenery, operates an integrated system including paper making, woodwork, painting, ironwork, and assembly.
The Papermoon lamp is operated by a 220V E17 light bulb.
All lights come flat-packed and basic assembly is required.
Designed by Shigeru Uchida.
- Mino washi
- Steel plate with veneer
⌀ 20 x H 21 cm